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What's a Unique Student Identifer?

From 1 January 2015, it is a federal government requirement that every student will need a Unique Student Identifier (USI) to obtain their Statement of Attainment or qualification from their RTO when undertaking nationally recognised study and training in Australia.

This unique number is required for any student who has already started a nationally recognised course in Australia, and will continue studying after 1 January 2015. A USI gives students access to an online USI account, which will keep all of their training records together in one location.

How do I get a USI?

To get started, students need to log into the USI website and follow the instructions; ensure a form of ID is ready
Examples of acceptable forms of ID:

  • Driver’s licence
  • Medicare card
  • Australian passport
  • Visa (with non-Australian passport) for international students
  • Birth certificate (Australian) *please note a birth certificate extract is not sufficient
  • Certificate of Registration by descent
  • Citizenship certificate
  • ImmiCard

What if I have questions?

For further assistance please call the USI hotline on 1300 857 536 (outside of Australia +61 2 6240 8740)

Additionally, you can contact 1300 662 203 to discuss this with a Kaplan Professional Student Advice Representative.

What do I do with my USI now that I have it?

Please ensure the details you provide to Kaplan Professional (full name and date of birth) match the details you entered when registering your USI.

Important: You may already have a USI if you’ve completed any nationally recognised training, which could include training at work, completing a first aid course or RSA (Responsible Service of Alcohol) course, getting a white card, or studying at a TAFE or training organisation. It’s important you try to find out whether you already have a USI before attempting to create a new one because you shouldn’t have more than one USI. To check if you already have a USI, use the ‘Forgotten USI’ link on the USI website here.